In case you haven't gone back to read any comments, here are some replies to last week's post about my Top 50 Movie Moments.
Hal Horn wrote:
"24,000? That's too...." Marshal Lucky battling high prices in USED CARS
"I'm still here, you bastards!" Steve McQueen floats out to freedom in PAPILLON
"No one's allowed to smoke..." Groucho outlines his platform for leadership, DUCK SOUP
Pam Grier's wonderfully fake Jamaican accent and subsequent catfight, COFFY (actually, I could probably make a list of 25 Pam Grier moments alone :)
"Springtime for Hitler", THE PRODUCERS
"No, we won't.".....has there ever been a more perfect Bronson ending than 10 TO MIDNIGHT?
"Blue! 69! Blue! 69!".....the original LONGEST YARD
The entire hour from 10-11 P.M. at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, WHO'S MINDING THE MINT?
Buster Keaton vs. the cannibals, THE NAVIGATOR
Buster Keaton vs. the waterfall, OUR HOSPITALITY
Forrest Tucker vs. the rocket-launching VW's, THUNDER RUN
"Where's your Messiah nowwwww!" Edward G. Robinson in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
"No, you brought two too many." the opening, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
"No, dueling is stupid!" Forrest Tucker and Bruce Cabot duel...with wet mops(!), ROCK ISLAND TRAIL
Lon Chaney Sr.'s reaction when he realizes he's lost Joan Crawford, THE UNKNOWN
Charles Bronson and Ed Lauter walk down the street side-by-side gunning down scum, DEATH WISH 3
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly, you know the scene, BOUND,
Also a nod to Joe Pantoliano in the same ("What? I didn't use a good towel.")
Paul Muni's performance in SCARFACE: THE SHAME OF THE NATION (1932 version)
Andy Griffith's performance in A FACE IN THE CROWD; also a nod to the Vitajex commercial in the same movie.
"You knows I likes big titties!" Warren Oates provides one of the many jaw-dropping moments in DRUM
"Deny, deny, deny!" Joey Bishop demonstrates Robert Morse's theory, A GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN
One more Tuck moment: the interrogation at the anthill, BARQUERO
The huddle-cam, H.O.T.S.
Personally, I could probably do a Top 50 USED CARS Moments if I wanted to. From Matt Farkas:
The huge shit-eating grin on Gene Kelly's face when he looks up at the camera and sings, "There's a SMILE on my face!" in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.
Jane Fonda's zero-gravity striptease during the opening credits of BARBARELLA.
The heart-breaking denouement in John Ford's HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY.
"No, Mr. Bond - I expect you to die!" GOLDFINGER.
The kiss and cuddle in the rain between George Peppard, Audrey Hepburn, and Cat at the end of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S.
Tim Curry in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
Racquel Welch's fur bikini in ONE MILLION B.C.
"Ordinary people...I hate 'em!" Harry Dean Stanton, REPO MAN.
The tour of the Krell furnaces in FORBIDDEN PLANET.
"You won't find it down there, Columbus!" Tura Satana, FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
And my own favorite H.O.T.S. moment - Angela Aames amazingly kinetic display of quivering, jiggling, bouncing, unfettered sweater-meat during the wet t-shirt contest, clearly besting the film's actual winners Susan Kiger and Lindsay Bloom (who somehow ekes out a win while wearing an opaque green tee and a BRA, fercryanoutloud!).
Did Lindsay Bloom ever do a nude scene? I don't remember one...and I would think that I would remember it. It's interesting that we all had H.O.T.S. on our list. An amazing coincidence, don't you think? So help me H.O.T.S.